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Pink Cheeked Girls

While my blog space was pretty quiet for August, it wasn’t quiet around my easel…I have been painting as much as I can, and I am happy to show you what I have been working on. The goal has been to get looser in my brush work. Recently, someone told me how much they liked…

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Happy August!!!

I wanted to say THANK YOU, to all my customers who have shopped at my little art shop ArtcyLucy Studio on Etsy! The fact that you love my paintings, brings me such joy, and really motivates me to be a better artist. So, a little customer appreciation is going on at the Etsy shop this month!…

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All kinds of faces

I’ve been busy…and wow does it feel good! Here is the second Rococo inspired painting I worked on this month. This is Anna Marguerite. She is painted in acrylics and is on an 8 x 10 inch gessobord. One of my very sweet collectors, has already purchased her. I am sure she will look very…

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Back to Rococo

Looking at vintage fashion plates inspires me to paint my own Marie-Antoinette-esque paintings. It must be the HIGH hair that captures my interest…or maybe their wild outfits. Either way, she was sure fun to paint! Maria Louisa – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord   She is now available to purchase on my…

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Portraits in July

After a month off, I am back to painting! And as usual, I am in love with painting portraits.  I worked on these four at the same time on my easel. I love working that way, as it keeps me loose, and not too stuck on the details. I loved exploring color with these, and…

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Return to Water Lilies

“It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.” – Claude Monet   *** I am happy to be back to water lilies…the colors, the brush strokes, everything about them, make them a joy to paint. And…

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The Beauty of May

It is such a pleasure to be back to painting, after a month off! Battling a chest cold and low energy, was no fun. I did try to make it a daily practice to draw though, at least a little something to keep the art juices flowing. And I watched videos for an online class.…